Jessica Kafer ’10, a biology major with minors in chemistry and anthropology, combined her loves of biology research and community service when she studied abroad in Kenya through the School for Field Studies (SFS).
Affectionately known as the “worm guy,” Dr. Sudhir Nayak has indeed made a career for himself studying one of biology’s most versatile model systems: Caenorhabditis elegans, or C. elegans. “The worm is awesome,” said the associate professor of biology. He specializes in genetics and bioinformatics, weaving computer science, genetics, and quite a few worms into his research at The College of New Jersey.
As Alumni Association president, a position he will hold for the next two years, Cahill hopes to foster more of this shared celebration of the College through programming and events that bring alumni of all ages together.
Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands inspired the masterpiece of scientific thinking known as the theory of evolution by natural selection. Every biology student learns about it in the classroom but few have the opportunity to follow in Darwin’s footsteps and explore the islands firsthand. Yet come May, a group of students enrolled in The Natural History of the Galapagos Islandsand Ecuador will be doing just that.
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